THE publication of today’s GCSE’s sees Highfields ‘Class of 2012’ celebrating a big improvement in results.
Overall the gold standard of five A*-C grades, including English and maths, has risen to 70 per cent – a seven per cent increase on last year.
Headteacher Eddie Wilkes said: “These results represent the outcome of a great deal of hard work by staff and students.
“It is great to see youngsters achieving as many as 10 A* grades and it is also pleasing to know we are meeting the needs of our students across the ability range.”
The improved results come at the end of an academic year which started with the school being given ‘notice to improve’ by Ofsted – based primarily on the need to improve GCSE achievement.
Chair of governors, Atholl Donaldson, said: “This has been a challenging time for our school and we are pleased that we have clearly demonstrated a steep change in achievement at the end of year eleven.”